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The Science of Song

Horia Varlan, Creative Commons


Have you ever heard a tune on the radio that brought back a flood of memories? Or perhaps listened to an opera aria, and even though you didn't understand a word of the Italian, knew precisely what emotions the character was experiencing?
In her book The Power of Music: Pioneering Discoveries in the New Science of Song, Elena Mannes looks at Music's strong connection to our bodies and brains, and says researchers and scientists are just scratching the surface of music's potential. Elena Mannes will be in Connecticut for a book reading this weekend.

Ray Hardman is Connecticut Public’s Arts and Culture Reporter. He is the host of CPTV’s Emmy-nominated original series Where Art Thou? Listeners to Connecticut Public Radio may know Ray as the local voice of Morning Edition, and later of All Things Considered.

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